The flashy Anti:dote bar, located at the equally stylish Swissotel The Stamford, has been making waves across Singapore’s nightlife scene for its particularly inventive cocktails concocted by Tom Hogen, an internationally renowned mixologist.
And it’s not just all about the cocktails either; their in-house Catalan-born chef serves up an interesting lunch menu, as well as some of the finest tapas we’ve tried anywhere in Singapore. Anti:dote is on the pricey side (think $20 up for a cocktail and small tapas dishes around the $15 mark), but don’t forget you’re sitting in one of Singapore’s top luxury hotels.
Their critically-acclaimed mixologist, Tom Hogen – flown in from the thriving Chicago cocktail scene – seems to have made this place his own, crafting combinations that impress no end. When we last went, we tried the Asian-inspired ‘Tonic’ (lemongrass, ginger and rum), and also ‘The Treat of Kings’ which had our eyes squinting with its sourness.
Décor wise, it’s quite a glitzy affair, with an enormous glass installation (you could call it a chandelier of some sort) dangling over a large section of the bar. You have three choices when it comes to seating here; pull up to the bar on one of the stools, grab a comfy chair at the back, or experience their half-seating half-standing bus-stop style cushions, (a nice feature that brings all the social benefits of standing up, while giving that extra bit of support for tired legs).
In the kitchen, their Barcelona-born chef has worked at Michelin-star restaurants across the Mediterranean. At Anti:dote, the chef puts his signature touches to refined, contemporary tapas selections such as yellow fin tuna skewers (imported from Japan every week), while their bite-sized chunks of rib beef are braised for 3 days before making it onto your plate. They also do a great pizza, which is pretty good value too at S$12. Most other dishes fall in the S$14-20 category.
Find Anti:dote bar located in Swissotel The Stamford. Coming by MRT, your best bet is to get off at City Hall and make the two-minute walk from there. Also, do not that there is a smart-casual dress code here (ie. No shorts or flip flops).
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Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore
Swissotel The Stamford, located in the Central Business District, is one of the tallest hotels in South East Asia.With over 1,250 state of the art guest rooms and suites, 11 restaurants, 4 bars, and two beautiful outdoor swimming pools this is a residence on the heart of Singapore where the guest would be hard-pressed not to have a relaxing and enjoyable stay.The hotel can be reached from Singapores international Changi airport by a 30 minute taxi ride or by the rapid MRT train system.Local attractions outside of the magnificent hotel itself include the Quays and shopping districts of Orchard Road. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Bar: 17:00 - 02:00 Daily, Dinner: Mon - Fri 18:00 - 23:00, Sat - Sun 18:00 - 00:00
- MRT: City Hall
- Address: 2 Stamford Road - Swissotel
- Tel: +65 6338 8585